Thursday, March 13, 2008

Experts: Unearthed bones likely 1,000 years old
Archaeologists say instead of discovering a crime scene, a construction crew in Tampa unearthed an apparent historical site earlier this week.

On Tuesday, deputies were called to the site, which is located off of U.S. Highway 301 near Martin Luther King Boulevard. They say a construction crew was digging for a septic tank when they found human bones buried between five and six feet underground.

At first, investigators thought the bones could be related to some sort of criminal activity, but archeologists from the University of South Florida and the Hillsborough County Medical Examiners Office say the bones are likely more than 1,000 years old.